Nicolas Cage attended SFFilm Festival Awards Night on Monday, spilling his affections for San Francisco, a city where he's owned multiple homes.
Cage fondly remembers San Francisco for its "cold, beautiful, misty weather, Queen Anne Victorians and motorcycles."
"I remember spending time with my cousins and my family at a very young age, a very impressionable age. Some of my best memories are in San Francisco," Cage said. "Any chance I'm invited back—I want to be here."
Cage said he used to ride his motorcycle around San Francisco and lived on Franklin Street in a Queen Anne Victorian home, which he said was the first home he bought.
"I had a great time there," Cage said.
During the SFFILM event, Cage was presented with a lifetime achievement award for acting by musician Tom Waits.
Cage also studied at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater.